Da Vinci's Only Surviving Sculpture Unveiled in Florence

Da Vinci's Only Surviving Sculpture Unveiled in Florence

Italian curators at a Florence exhibition have unveiled what is believed to be the only surviving sculpture of Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci, The Guardian reported.

The Virgin with the Laughing Child, was previously wrongly attributed to Italian sculptor Antonio Rossellino, until two scholars determined that the masterpiece belongs to Da Vinci based on two details: the draperies over Madonna’s legs are similar to those in Da Vinci's drawings, and baby Jesus’s face takes on a realistic quality the artist was known for.

It is thought that Da Vinci created the sculpture around 1472, when he was still aged 19 or 20.

Source: Kataeb.org